"I voted for Trump... and look who won"
People are angry.
This might not be anything new, but it’s safe to say that in the past few weeks and months, Americans are feeling just about as angry as they have in recent memory. Pretty much every viral news story you hear popping up these days is about a terrible comment someone made or action they did or Tweet you-know-who posted.
And now, suddenly, the holidays are upon us. While that means a season of good will and cheer for many of us, others are less affected by the general happiness in the air, allowing instead for their stress or anger to boil over until they take it out on unsuspecting strangers.
This past week alone, several viral videos have taken the internet by storm, and they have one strange thing in common: Angry shoppers, discontent with the service they’re receiving, lash out at undeserving employees while strangers capture the outbursts on camera.
Oh yeah, and every video includes the person yelling that they voted for Trump.
You may have heard about the recent trend in which Trump supporters are going to Starbucks and making the baristas write “Donald Trump” on their orders as some sort of protest against liberals.
Well one man went a step further earlier this month when, unsatisfied with the speed of the employees, he began demanding a refund before going on a Trumped-up tirade. While we understand being unhappy with speed and service, degrading workers or anybody present is completely unnecessary. The man, who had his ungainly breakdown in a Miami-area Starbucks, only belittled himself.
Among his rudest lines to the baristas, “You’re garbage,” “You’re trash,” and “I voted for Trump […] You lost” — likely assuming that the worker voted for Hillary because of her skin color or job. When a manager stepped in to calm the man down, he became only more enraged. Before he stormed out, the man even physically threatened the manager, who offered that they take it outside to settle it.
Drunk on a Plane
A few days later, a Delta airlines passenger captured this video of a belligerent man going on a pro-Trump rant before the flight.
Now there’s nothing wrong with being patriotic or loving your president-elect, but disturbing dozens of others and goading people into revealing who they voted for—while audibly insulting any Hillary supporters—simply isn’t the best way to go about it.
Among his bizarre statements: “We got some Hillary b**ches on here?” “He’s y’all presidents, every goddamn one of yas, if you don’t like it, too bad.”
Delta later apologized for not kicking him off the flight, and all the passengers had their tickets refunded. Delta also banned the man for life.
As if the story hadn’t already happened two-too-many times, more videos have popped up of similar incidents.
Sadly, this might be the worst one yet. A woman shopping at a Chicago-area Michael’s crafts store was asked to pay the $1 fee for a reusable bag when she seemed to instantaneously erupt in a rage, citing that she was a victim of racism and discrimination from the black employees. The woman immediately goes on an immature rant beginning with, “And I voted for Trump, so there! What, you want to kick me out for that?”
The woman continued to make a scene for about ten minutes, lashing out not only at employees but fellow customers as well, including the woman and her child who managed to capture it on camera.
In fact, her tirade became very racially fueled when she turned to the woman with the camera phone, saying, “I was just discriminated against by two black women, and you being a white woman, you literally thinking that’s okay, you standing with your baby thinking that’s okay.” She continues to accuse the woman’s small child of stealing and husband of cheating on her.
As it turns out, however, this wasn’t the woman’s first outburst against employees. Keep reading!